Ironbridge Under Wraps

Stretching across the River Severn, the world’s first iron bridge is one of the greatest symbols of the Industrial Revolution. But the Iron Bridge is now suffering from cracking and in need of repair.

To save the bridge for generations to come, English Heritage is embarking on its largest conservation project to date.

Each generation has done their bit to look after the Iron Bridge and now it’s our turn.

We are now undertaking a major conservation project on the Iron Bridge. The bridge is suffering due to stresses in its ironwork, and the project is vital to preserving it for the future. It’s going to take £3.6 million to carry out this work and will be the largest conservation project in our history.

As part of our project to save this historic structure, we’ve installed a temporary walkway beside the Iron Bridge. This gives visitors a special chance to learn more about the works and witness the conservation in action.

Walk alongside the bridge and read displays about the expert techniques being used. Windows and portholes give a unique perspective of the works taking place, with staff and volunteers on hand to give more information.

Ironbridge Under Wraps

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6 Comments CherryPie on May 5th 2018

6 Responses to “Bridge Under Wraps”

  1. Hels says:

    Before it started developing problems, the world’s first iron bridge was one of my favourite bridges to show students – both in design and in its location.

  2. I love Ironbridge, such a wonderful place and so much to do in that area (and not too far from here!).

    • CherryPie says:

      Ironridge is always an enjoyable place to wander around and I love the walks on the opposite side of the river.

      We had lunch in EightySix’d, a place that came to my attention a few weeks ago. If you visit Ironbridge I thoroughly recommend it :-)

  3. James Higham says:

    Ah, important work.